HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Book awards: The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years

Book awards by cover

Works (50)

TitlesOrder
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourtnot in English Common Knowledge
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealynot in English Common Knowledge
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegannot in English Common Knowledge
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coatesnot in English Common Knowledge
Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicznot in English Common Knowledge
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. by Viv Albertinenot in English Common Knowledge
Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonganot in English Common Knowledge
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBridenot in English Common Knowledge
Dancing With Cuba by Alma Guillermoprietonot in English Common Knowledge
Experience by Martin Amisnot in English Common Knowledge
Fierce Attachments: A Memoir by Vivian Gornicknot in English Common Knowledge1
Growing Up by Russell Bakernot in English Common Knowledge
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonaldnot in English Common Knowledge
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymonnot in English Common Knowledge
Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir by Anatole Broyardnot in English Common Knowledge
Life by Keith Richardsnot in English Common Knowledge
A Life in the Twentieth Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950 by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
The Memory Chalet by Tony Judtnot in English Common Knowledge
Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir by Joyce Johnsonnot in English Common Knowledge
My Lives: An Autobiography by Edmund Whitenot in English Common Knowledge
Personal History by Katharine Grahamnot in English Common Knowledge
Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwoodnot in English Common Knowledge
Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A. by Eve Babitznot in English Common Knowledge
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandinnot in English Common Knowledge
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Wintersonnot in English Common Knowledge
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didionnot in English Common Knowledge
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingstonnot in English Common Knowledge2
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdelnot in English Common Knowledge3
The Liars' Club by Mary Karrnot in English Common Knowledge4
Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchensnot in English Common Knowledge5
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Wardnot in English Common Knowledge6
Palimpsest: A Memoir by Gore Vidalnot in English Common Knowledge7
Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir by Hilary Mantelnot in English Common Knowledge8
A Childhood: The Biography of a Place by Harry Crewsnot in English Common Knowledge9
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obamanot in English Common Knowledge10
Patrimony: A True Story by Philip Rothnot in English Common Knowledge11
All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw by Theodore Rosengartennot in English Common Knowledge12
Lives Other Than My Own by Emmanuel Carrèrenot in English Common Knowledge13
A tale of love and darkness by Amos Oznot in English Common Knowledge14
This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolffnot in English Common Knowledge15
A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother by Rachel Cusknot in English Common Knowledge16
Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life by J. M. Coetzeenot in English Common Knowledge17
Conundrum by Jan Morrisnot in English Common Knowledge18
Wave by Sonali Deraniyagalanot in English Common Knowledge19
Always Unreliable: Memoirs by Clive Jamesnot in English Common Knowledge20
Travels with Lizbeth by Lars Eighnernot in English Common Knowledge21
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mannnot in English Common Knowledge22
Country Girl by Edna O'Briennot in English Common Knowledge23
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapinot in English Common Knowledge24
Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jeffersonnot in English Common Knowledge25

Award description

Logo/Picture

Related book awards

Related places

Helpers

zmeischa (61), Luisali (1), bergs47 (1)
About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 150,534,704 books! | Top bar: Always visible